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Old 03-17-2001, 09:33 AM
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get rid of that fried egg look with the yellow bulb. I do not want to use a clear bulb.
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Old 03-17-2001, 11:08 AM
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Phillips makes a bulb called "Silver Vision" that looks silver like the reflector when off, but flashes orange when activated. http://www.fosmo.com/ has a pic and ordering info under "Philips, Silver Vision indicator".
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Old 03-17-2001, 11:43 AM
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John,
Wow, they look cool. Gotta get some.

Thanks for the tip,
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Old 03-17-2001, 02:06 PM
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Thanks

John thanks i think i will place my order soon.
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Old 03-19-2001, 05:52 PM
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Or you can jast lightly spray paint or hand paint with a cotton ball an orange boulb with silver paint.
I used the cotton ball and some hobby paint. Took me 15 minutes to do it.
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Old 03-19-2001, 10:25 PM
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DMITRY,

Does painting the bulb affect it's light output? And does an amber bulb painted silver still shine amber? Does painting the bulb cause it to crack? Thanks, I may do this since those silvervisions are over $25.00 and they don't fit a 1992 300E anyway.

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Old 03-20-2001, 06:29 AM
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that is a good question you raise. i just found out that the silvervision bulbs are not available for the W 126.

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Old 03-20-2001, 10:38 AM
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I think that the "silversstone" bulbs are made this way.
Its an amber bulb coated or tinted with a thin coat of silver. What I did is I got some paint on a cotton ball and dubed (if thats the correctt word !) the bolb. Sinse the surface of the bulb is very smooth, the paint did not cover it compleatly but gathered in to small "bals". If you hold the bulb painted this way against a dark surface, it will apear silver, but if you hold it against the light it should be amber and transparent. I checked if it is shining dimmer after painting the first bulb by comparing to the unpainted onee. No difference. Had it for 2.5 month now, nothing happened, no cracks, still works.
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Old 03-20-2001, 05:17 PM
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sounds good Dimitry thanks for the sharing
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Old 03-20-2001, 06:45 PM
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to crack or not to crack

What does it matter whether the paint will crack or not; the orange painted bulbs crack as well!

US$25 for a set of silver vision bulbs? I only have to pay approx US$15 for it and still think that it is too expensive.

Benzo300,
Why is the bulb not available for the W126? As far as I know the bulb will fit any white lens indicator with orange bulb (standard fitting)...

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Old 03-21-2001, 02:51 PM
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Bulb is usually a bulb, but we are talking MB here. I am going to paint the yellow and see, what am I gonna lose,$1 and 15 minutes of time?
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Old 03-21-2001, 05:29 PM
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Paint it lightly, jast a litle paint !!! If you cover it uniformly it will be dimmer. Don't wory for the imperfections, the reflector on the lense will hide everything.
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Old 03-23-2001, 11:56 PM
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I tried some silver Testors model paint. It took 3 thin coats to get uniform coverage. They do look great though and light output is visually the same. This was a great idea DMITRY. Thanks for the tip.
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